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The 20 Biggest Art Auction Sales Of 2012

Posted 12.07.2012 | Arts

The results are in: 2012 has been a banner year for art auction sales, despite the international recession. Three of the major houses -- Christie's, S...

The Mogul Behind "The Scream" Mystery

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

The mystery buyer behind the record-breaking sale of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" has been identified as billionaire Leon Black. The Wall Street Journa...

For Whom the Munch Screams? It Screams for Thee

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There were two stories that made the front-page news last week. One had to do with art and an obscene amount of money. The other was a story about the shameful treatment by the Chinese authorities of political dissident Chen Guangcheng.

Did Tax Gripes Inspire Munch's 'The Scream'?

Wall Street Journal | Laura Saunders | Posted 05.08.2012 | Money

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” recently sold for $120 million at an auction conducted by Sotheby’s in New York. One of four painted or pastel ver...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

On this week's NBC special about the killing of Osama bin Laden, Brian Williams repeatedly held up the famous photo of administration members watching the raid and asked those in the photo, "What does it conjure up inside of you?" This week also brought the latest job numbers, which revealed the lowest percentage of adults working or looking for work in 30 years. Maybe Williams should tape a follow-up special where he holds up a copy of the jobs report and asks administration members, "What does it conjure up inside of you?" Contrasting the White House's relentless focus on the bin Laden operation with its lack of relentless focus on the economy is enough to make one want to scream. Hmm, maybe Edvard Munch could paint it and we could raise $120 million to help the unemployed.

'The Scream' Is Cultural Shorthand

Patricia G. Berman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Patricia G. Berman

The Scream, one of the most immediately recognizable images in the world, is cultural shorthand, a floating symbol that is readily available for adaptation.

The Scream Isn't Actually The Costliest Painting

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.03.2012 | Money

The world was abuzz Wednesday night with news that Edvard Munch's famous work of art, "The Scream," sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby's, setting the ...

Matt Sledge

In Wake Of $120 Million 'Scream' Sale, Union Intensifies Criticism Of Art Handlers' Lockout | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday, Sotheby's set a record: a pastel version of Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" sold for a record $119.9 million, th...

Will 'The Scream' Set A World Record Tonight?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

Edvard Munch's iconic work, "The Scream," broke a world record tonight, becoming the most expensive artwork sold in an auction. Estimates for the s...